okay studio and friends
 
okay studio and friends okay studio and friends
oct 15, 2009

okay studio and friends

E8 table by mathias hahn image © designboom

during london design week, okay studio (tomas alonso, oscar narud, jorre van ast, peter marigold, mathias hahn, jordi canudas and raw edges / yael mer & shay alkalay), together with friends hiroko shiratory, andrew haythornthwaite, eelko moorer, eddy swan and study o portable (bernadette deddens and tetsuo mukai) all said ‘okay’ to putting on a show of their newest work. the venue was the mother space, biscuit building in hackney.

detail of the E8 table by mathias hahn image © designboom

the E8 table made from lacquered solid redwood, is based on an observation of an impromptu composed piece of war time furniture that ended up as a dining table. the long and narrow format allows it to be used as an everyday work and kitchen table, where temporary items such as laptopsor paperwork can be easily sidestepped during meal times. with its overhangs it serves as a twelve person dining table.

V&A chairs by tomas alonso

each chair is made from one single bend powder coated metal tube from which a solid ash structure that supports the seating surface which is made from reclaimed victorian ceiling boards. their slightly unbalanced appearance comes from the strong contrast of materials as well as the odd way in which the parts are connected.

V&A chair by tomas alonso

mr. light series, desk version by tomas alonso

these are an exploration of desk and task lights that borrows and builds upon the desgin language started with the mr. light series. the new members of the mr. light family are two junior sized pieces. these desk versions are very different in character amosgst themselves. the first one a more literal formal language interpretation of its bigger sibilings with two very different moods created by just changing its position. the second one is a more proper task light with many different positions allowed by its internal hinges. the lights are made from powder coated steel, ash and T5 LED tubes.

mr. light series, desk version by tomas alonso

M trestle by tomas alonso

continuing his exploration of new structures and material combinations, alonso’s M trestle proposes a new solution for a foldable trestle table that can be arranged in various ways or folded flat for storage when not in use.

M trestle by tomas alonso

installation of alonso’s mr. light lamps, M trestle table and V&A chairbuon appetito by andrew haythornthwaite & jordi canudas image © designboom

buon appetito is a system to process and feed paper waste into a growing sculptural furnishing for people to sit, lean and relax. we ask the question, what if, instead of disguising our paper waste in neat bins, we actually experienced it as part of our every day scenery and environment?

buon appetito by andrew haythornthwaite & jordi canudas image © designboom

stuffing newspaper into the ‘processor’ image © designboom

children interacting with the piecebench seats & things by andrew haythorntwaite & jordi canudas image © designboom

detail image © designboom

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